Asian American Bar Association of San Francisco Bay Area
PRIVACY POLICY

Introduction:

This privacy policy explains how we and our third-party vendors collect, use and protect your personal information when you visit our websites. We respect your privacy and are committed to securing your personal information. This privacy policy was last updated on December 9, 2016.  By using this website, you consent to our privacy policy and our Terms of Use. 

Collecting and Using Your Personal Information:

We and our third-party vendors collect the personal information that you provide to us, as well as information automatically collected when you interact with this website, through cookies and analytics tracking tools, which help us evaluate the performance of our website, advertise on sites across the internet, show customized ads based on past visits to our website, and provide you with a better user experience. 

We may use your personal information that you provide to us in the process of establishing an account on our website in the following ways:

  1. Obtain your name for purposes of communicating with you and identifying you as a user of the website.
  2. Verify your age.
  3. Send you communications upon your request or consent.
  4. Allow you to participate in a promotion or other website feature.
  5. Customize or personalize your communications and user experience with us.
  6. Better respond to your concerns and complaints.
  7. Keep you informed of our upcoming events unless you otherwise opt out of such messages.

We may use your personal information that you provide to us in the process of making a purchase in the following ways:

  1. Confirm your use of a valid credit card (or other authorized methods of payment).
  2. Process your payment via a credit card (or other authorized methods of payment).

If you do not notify us of updates to your payment method, to avoid interruption of your service, we may participate in programs supported by your card provider to try to update your payment information, and you authorize us to continue billing your account with the updated information that we obtain.

We and our third-party vendor s also gather non-descriptive, non-personal information about how many visitors use our website. We do not collect any personal information about you in this instance but we may collect information that a user has visited the website for statistical analysis of the public’s use of our website. 

Unsubscribing, Removing or Modifying Your Information:

We appreciate that you may change your mind about our use of your personal information in the future. We offer several ways you can inform us about your privacy preferences:

  1. All email messages and newsletters will provide a description on how you can ask us to stop sending you messages and newsletters.
  2. At any time, you can send us an email at the address provided below.
  3. To modify or delete entirely the information you have provided during registration, please login and update your profile.

Please note that if you unsubscribe from our communications, you may still receive communications already in production until your request is fully processed. If you request that your registration information be deleted or if you unsubscribe from communications, we may maintain information about the transactions or service inquiries for future service and record keeping purposes.

Online Tracking:

A cookie is a small removable data file that is stored by your web browser on your computer. We or our third-party vendors may use cookies to improve your experience with our website and show you ads based on past visits to our website. We may use cookies to improve our understanding of what you like and do not like about our website, customize the website to your prior uses and to generally improve all user needs and interests.  You may choose to have your computer warn you each time a cookie is being sent or you may choose to turn off all cookies. You do this through your web browser settings. If you turn cookies off, you won't have access to many features that make your site experience more efficient and some of our services will not function properly. You may also delete cookies from your computer or opt out of a third party’s use of cookies by visiting the Network Advertising Initiative opt-out page at  http://www.networkadvertising.org/choices/. 

DO NOT TRACK DISCLOSURES

The “Do Not Track” standard is still in development and not yet finalized.  We will only collect and use the personal information you provide to us pursuant to the terms in this privacy policy.

Disclosure and Sharing Your Personal Information:

We do not rent, sell or disclose your personal information or contact information to third parties for the third party’s own purposes. We may share your information with our affiliates as permitted under this privacy policy. We may provide your credit card (or other authorized payment method) information to our bank or credit card or other authorized payment processor solely for purposes of processing your payment. On rare occasions, we may disclose specific information upon governmental request, in response to a court order, when required by law, to enforce our website policies, or to protect our or others’ rights, property, or safety. We may also share information with companies assisting in fraud protection or investigation. We do not provide information to these agencies or companies for marketing or commercial purposes.

Protecting Your Information:

We use technological security measures to preserve the security of your information, including without limitation, encryption technologies and authentication tools. Your personal information is contained behind secure networks and is only accessible to a limited number of persons who have a need to access your personal information for purposes of managing our website and providing you information as you have requested. All orders are placed through a secure server. Please be aware that no electronic data transmission over the internet can be 100% secure. 

Transferring Your Information Overseas:

If you are located outside of the United States, we may transfer your information to our affiliates, to other service providers or distributors outside of your country or territory. We manage our website from the United States. We acknowledge that the data protection laws and other laws of the United States may not be as comprehensive as those of your country or territory and we will take steps to ensure that your privacy rights are respected. 

Children's Privacy:

We respect the privacy of children. Our website is not designed to attract an audience younger than 13. We do not knowingly collect personal information from children under 13. Please contact us using the contact details below if you believe we may have collected information from your child, and we will work to delete it. 

Your California Privacy Rights:

Under California laws, California residents can request information from us whether we have disclosed a person’s personal information to any third parties for the third parties' direct marketing purposes. We will not sell or share your personal information with third-party companies for their direct marketing purposes without your consent. California residents desiring to request further information about our compliance with these laws or have questions or concerns about our privacy practices and policies are welcome to contact us using the contact information below. 

Obtaining a Copy of or Updating Your Personal Information:

You can contact us at any time to obtain the personal information we possess about you, or modify any personal information we retain that is incorrect. Please let us know what information you would like to receive from us, or what information is incorrect, and we will respond to you. Your request should include your name and proof of your identity. 

CHANGES TO THE PRIVACY POLICY

We will notify you when we make any material changes or updates to this privacy policy, including any material changes in how we use or share your personal information.

Questions and Feedback:

We welcome your questions, comments, and concerns about privacy. Please send us any and all feedback pertaining to privacy, or any other issue. 

Terms of Use:

Please also visit our “Terms of Use” section that explains other terms governing the use of our websites. 


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